Welcome to Year 2!
Wow! How fast has this first half of the year gone. I cannot believe that Year Two children are now closer to Juniors than Year one. What a lot of work we have done so far. There is still a lot to get through though.
We have had great fun so far. We were treated to a live orchestra playing familiar tunes in Southport's Theatre before they accompanied the film 'The Snowman'.
In Art we have studied the work of Andy Warhol and each child has produced super self portraits in Andy Warhol's style.
Our visit to Great Georges Hall to the 'The Alice Experience' was wonderful. Not only were we treated to an amazing interpretation of this classic story it really did have an important message to all of us. Camryn's grin was wider than the Cheshire Cat's when he walked through the forest, which really was magical, and met the Caterpillar who amazed us all by his transformation into a butterfly.
In English we have looked at Fairy Stories and produced our own Fairy story. They were really super. Now it is the time for some Non-Fiction and we are looking at Instructions. We shall of course be doing a lot of work on grammar with forthcoming SATS approaching fast.
We will be continuing to look at India, its cultures, religion and food. It really is a country full of colour, from its clothing to spices. The children have created a wonderful dance to tell the story of 'Rama and Sita' in PE. In DT we shall all become budding chefs as we will be creating an Indian meal. Yummy! I cannot wait.
In RE we have been looking at Hinduism which has been so interesting. We have all learned so much about the differences and similarities between Christianity and Hinduism. Now with Easter looming, we shall be looking at Easter symbols and the Easter story.
Each half term we look at a different value. Last half term's value was 'Justice'. Every class was to look at how we can address this issue and help others. Year Two children looked at homeless and hungry people who live on our streets and decided to collect food for a local food bank. The children wrote thought provoking poems to highlight the need to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Wow! What a fantastic amount of food was brought in. A huge thank you for your generosity.
Well, what a wet day to be on a bike. But we will not be put off by a little rain. Mary from 'Bike it' came into school and all year two children were helped to ride their bikes confidently and safely. How well they all did!